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High Country United Way

High Country United Way


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About Us

NC 211 is an information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina. Families and individuals in all 100 counties in North Carolina can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services within their community. Available in most languages, NC 211 is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Our mission: Uniting people and resources to improve lives in the High Country

Diversity and inclusion are central to our work. We welcome the participation of the entire community without regard to race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity & expression, disability, sexual orientation, veteran-status, familial status, or socioeconomic status.

High Country United Way was established in 1978 as Watauga United Appeal. In 1997, the agency transitioned to High Country United Way and expanded to serving the citizen of Avery and Watauga Counties. High Country United Way added Mitchell County to the service area in 2016, and the agency is also the fiscal agent for donations in Ashe and Yancey Counties.

High Country United Way's mission extends beyond local funding opportunities. The agency has been instrumental in establishing multiple non-profits that continue to serve the community today.


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Travel Guide

Explore the Extraordinary

Home of the Annual Woolly Worm Festival
and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Visitor, Relocation and Business Guide